Directions Theatre Pty Ltd presents their 18th production in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in February 2016, the Shakespeare Comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Director Ellen Roe tells David Wood about the production and how it’s come together.
The Gardens is the perfect setting for this romantic comedy that contains moments of slide splitting hilarity, of astounding poetry, of music and of staggering theatrical intensity.
Two sets of lovers share the focus in this romantic comedy. Claudio and Hero, who despite numerous obstacles are eventually brought together, and Benedick and Beatrice who enjoy bickering with one another and declaring their immunity to love’s charms until an elaborate ruse succeeds in drawing out their true feelings.
This show is suitable for all who love the poetry and prose of Shakespeare and anyone who has ever fallen in love.
Much Ado About Nothing features the talents of local actors Kallista Adkins, Andy Aisbett, Brent Basstian, CJ Bowers, Meg Brockie, Simone Dobber, Christopher Forbes, Jared Goldsmith, Michael Hutch, Lillie McNamara, Emma Skalicky, Matt Wilson, Bella Young.
WHAT Much Ado About Nothing directed by Ellen Roe
WHEN 12 February to 5 March 2016 with shows Tuesday to Saturday at 7PM
HOW MUCH Tickets will be $25 adults and $15 concession.
Available at the Gate or at Centertainment